2022-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Release

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Debuting from the United States Mint today at noon ET is their 2022-P American Liberty Silver Medal. Struck to a proof finish from 1.000 troy ounce of 99.9% silver, the medal is priced at $75 and has a mintage limit of 75,000.

Mint product image 2022-P American Liberty Silver Medal
U.S. Mint product image for their 2022-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal

This new release features designs which first appeared last year on the 2021-W $100 Proof American Liberty Gold Coin. That coin was $2,715 and limited to 12,500. It lasted for only 24 hours before selling out.

CoinNews Photo 2021-W $100 Proof American Liberty Gold Coin
These CoinNews photos show both sides of a 2021-W $100 Proof American Liberty Gold Coin. The silver medal for release today has the same designs.

Both last year’s gold coin and this new silver medal offer a refreshed rendition of Liberty, as described by the U.S. Mint:

"The American Liberty Silver Medal™ series celebrates modern interpretations of the representation of American Liberty. The 2022 medal offers a bold and breathtaking representation of the determination and power of the passion for American Liberty."

Liberty Silver Medal Designs

Representing Liberty on the medal’s obverse (heads side) is a design created by Beth Zaiken and sculpted by Craig Campbell. The image shows a wild American Mustang horse, bucking off a western-style saddle, symbolizing the throwing off of the yoke of British rule during the American Revolution. The horse is centered on a rising sun. Obverse inscriptions include "LIBERTY" and "2022."

2022-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal - Obverse and Reverse
2022-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal – Obverse and Reverse

An eagle with an open beak appears on the reverse (tails side) of the medal. The design was created by Richard Masters and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" is inscribed on the reverse. There is also a "P" mint mark, denoting the medal’s production at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia.

2022 Liberty Silver Medal Specifications

Denomination: None
Finish: Proof
Composition: 99.9% silver
Silver Weight: 1.000 troy oz.
Diameter: 1.598 inches (40.60 mm)
Edge: Plain
Mint and Mint Mark: Philadelphia – P
Privy Mark: none

Proofs feature frosted foregrounds and mirror-like backgrounds. They are the U.S Mint’s highest quality finish.

Ordering

The 2022-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint via their online catalog of silver medals.

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Rooster

Giddy-up!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Not on that horse! 😉

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FViia

Agree

Kaiser Wilhelm

By the way, FViia, how are claiming this is a new depiction of “Liberty”? Will they also be replacing the Statue Of Liberty with Roy Roger’s horse Trigger?

Rich

Rodeo time!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Ouch!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Been on a horse twice. Fallen off a horse twice. Never again.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Here we go again with that unfortunately ill-conceived trope of “a wild American Mustang horse, bucking off a western-style saddle, throwing off the yoke of British rule during the American Revolution” again; what’s that “combo” all about?

To my knowledge, bucking broncos and western-style saddles are symbols of a Westward-growing American nation that became prominent well into the next century. I’m not saying it isn’t an inspiring image, but is an anachronistic one.

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Antonio

Hi ho silver!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Away!

Kaiser Wilhelm

As was that Medal, sheesh, did that ever disappear quickly! I have to admit they did me a favor; since I couldn’t decide if I wanted it, the answer was provided by the vagaries of Mint-assisted fate. No HOL whatsoever, what were they thinking!

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Paul

“Blazing Saddles”, silver edition.

Antonio

Next the Mint will come up with a Lone Ranger coin. Why not Daniel Boone and Davy Crocket as well? And to be fair, Tonto.

Dazed and Coinfused

Davy Crockett and Danial Boone were real. Lone Ranger would be a Liz Cheney coin and of course Tonto would be portrayed by the Sacagewea coin. or Robert Downey Jr.

Paul

“The lone ranger” was based on the life of a real person … US Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves. He was a slave that escaped during the US Civil War. He served as lawman for 32 years, captured 3000 wanted criminals, and killed 11 criminals during shootouts. His territory was presided over by “the hanging judge”.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

That is without a doubt a most fascinating story, Paul, and certainly one definitely worth knowing. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Apparently Robert Downey Jr. could portray anything! Coming only behind Tom Cruise’s unbelievable once in a lifetime tour de force, Downey’s performance in Tropic Thunder was absolutely hysterical!

Jeff Legan

I laughed a lot during that movie.

Kaiser Wilhelm

It’s the only movie I’ve seen during which I never stopped laughing.

Dazed and Coinfused

It was funny to me because I was in army and our unit is tropic lightning. Hail hydra, no… strike lightning. Yeah, that was the motto. Strike lightning.

Kaiser Wilhelm

“Another step closer and the N-word gets it!” One of the funniest movie lines ever!

Antonio

It’s $75 and not a coin. Why not buy a bar of silver bullion? I guess there’s a market for this.

SteelyEyed

I got one. I’m in the market for it because my wife won’t let me buy the gold coin version.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Smart man, SteelyEyed. “Happy wife, happy life.” You listened!

Antonio

You can be right or you can be happy.

Kaiser Wilhelm

You can be happy to be right but can you have a right to be happy?

Antonio

Depends on the Mrs.

Kaiser Wilhelm

With my current wife both, with my former wife neither. That’s life.

Rich

Antonio, I had to pick up two because it seemed like a “best seller” even though the price was stiff. Crazy, because at noon ET the Mint site and page seemed desolate with little traffic and super fast transaction process with no interruptions (only one brief browser check).

Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

We won’t know for a while what kind of a seller it was since the Mint in its infinite wisdom opened this sale to effectively allow any one dealer, buying group or flipper to buy the entire lot if they wanted to and with no enrollments to bar the way that would indeed have been possible. For some bizarre plan, reason or purpose Ventris ran amok and handed the keys of the kingdom to the grifters at large.

Gary Colon

US Mint Data Available “41397” before release at 12 noon EST someone talk to me.

Rich

Gary, maybe that is how many were initially produced out of the mintage limit of 75,000, and when those 41,397 are sold and data-available = 0, the medal will go into “back order” for purchasing with an expected (in stock) shipping date while more are produced (up to the mintage limit).

Dazed and Coinfused

maybe the 34,000 not listed are the amount reserved to replace damaged coins that people turn in. but my theory of they pre-sold it to the big market people and expecting returns of unsold ones on ebay is still my go to

Rich

Gary and Dazed, looks like I was wrong about it going into “back order” status as it became “Not Available/Remind Me” instead. However, I don’t think the Mint pre-sold 34,000 before launch, rather, the mintage limit of 75,000 means that no more than 75,000 medals will be produced and sold, but less than that limit can be produced and sold (the mintage limit does not preclude that less than the limit will be produced). Thus, perhaps this medal will be limited to a final mintage of approximately 41,400 (way short of the 75,000 mintage limit).

Dazed and Coinfused

so at what point do they decide when they will cut off the presses? how often do they mint less than the limit? i am not familiar with medals. mostly coins and sets and even then i am a noob with years of experience and my g o l and e keys are black from googling so much to get info. i know it is hard to pin down who will like what. i mean seriously, a person making millions a year opening boxes at the age of 7. i can see the military medals being a collectible, makes for… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

If we’re really lucky, Dazed and Coinfused, Caffeine Mike “The Coin Shill” Mezack will get stuck during one of his dumpster outings and be dumped off a garbage scow miles out to sea.

Kaiser Wilhelm

By the way, Dazed and Coinfused, I feel moved to congratulate you for having so thoroughly covered every way imaginable to look at this apparently ever more complicated subject with the sole possible exception of how it relates to the meaning of life. Kudos, my friend!

Kaiser Wilhelm

You brought up a rather vital point here, Good Sir Rich, that gets a lot less discussion than Mintage maximums, which happens to be Mintage minimums. A whole different kettle of fish, as they, whoever they may in fact be, are given to saying. Regarding which, I suppose that as long as the Mint doesn’t exceed its maximum it can do whatever it darn well pleases to “invent” an arbitrary minimum.

Chris

Only thing nice about this is the clamshell display case. The reverse proof Morgan and peace dollar set for 2023 should have the case.

Dan Drayer

In and out for 2 clamshells. Smooth transaction.

Antonio

It’s starting to sound like The Flintstones.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Wait. I’m confused, Antonio. I thought we were on the Flintstones here!

Antonio

Yabbadabbadoo

Kaiser Wilhelm

You know, I restrained myself, but I suppose that doesn’t prevent a friend of mine from not doing the same. 🙂

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Mike Petraitis

Wilmaaaaa

Kaiser Wilhelm

If I wasn’t so goofy myself, you guys might be starting to worry me.

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Antonio

Don’t worry, be happy.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

These days I’m much happier and worry a lot less. Old age is good.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Real clamshells are quite possibly, Dan Drayer, used as cash on some island.

Antonio

Gilligan’s?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Fantasy.

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Antonio

Yes Tattoo.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Pardon me for having this unkind reaction, but for whatever reason that little feller really creeped me out.

Dazed and Coinfused

right at 9,000 left. guess without limit the ebay sharks and MM have swooped in whatever they dont sell on ebay will be returned and my guess is 17,000 will be available soon after. I do not see any use in the medal, but I still got 2 of them despite only 3 comments on the article before the sale, which usually is way longer.

Thomas

How are yall able to see what amount has sold?

Dazed and Coinfused

right click on the add to bag, inspect page, ctrl f, and type data-a

Dazed and Coinfused

view page source, not inspect page

Gary Colon

right click on product sale order page outside of text, dialog box appears, click view page source, click ctrl-f then fill in data-available in box. info is highlighted also refresh to see numbers go down, probably 0 by now.

Thomas

Awesome, thanks!

Kaiser Wilhelm

And if none of the above works, Thomas, consult the spirit of Karnak.

Antonio

Isn’t that a restaurant in Spain?

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Kaiser Wilhelm

If it isn’t maybe it should be. I loved eating in Spain, everywhere!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Dazed and Coinfused,

Don’t forget Littleton, Brooklyn Buying Club and the Coin Vault among other grifters.

Dazed and Coinfused

10% left as of 18 minutes in

Dazed and Coinfused

Oddly, I did not see the sale of the BOGO for the 225th ANNIV gold coin. which is buy ounce get 1/10 free til today, not sure why it did not show up in my news feed. You’d think after 5 years and selling less than a third of them they would scrap the gold they bought way cheaper and use it to make coins this year since apparently gold is hard to source for the mint. more so now that Russia gold is out the loop (at least until it is melted down and recast into China gold or… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

I’ve been in the dark so long as to what “woke” means that I’m thrilled to at long last be enlightened. “Woke” means “broke”. So does “unwoke” mean rich…or asleep?

Antonio

It doesn’t mean “wake up!”? I’m clueless about these things these days. I must be middle aged and this is what “generation gap” means. I’m not old, just a little stiff and not as limber. And what’s this about gender? He, him and I forget the third one.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I left middle age behind so long ago it seems like it was the Middle Ages.

Dazed and Coinfused

1925 as of 1229

Dazed and Coinfused

gone. time of death 12:35

Rich

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Antonio

I’m happy they sold out, more power to them.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Antonio, unless the world has changed overnight it’s a fairly good bet that hundreds if not thousands of those medals – and all of them just a little worse for wear – will come flooding back to the Mint as soon as the greedy buzztards who hoarded them find out to their well-deserved chagrin that nobody’s biting.

Antonio

Like those ads in the back of comic books. I miss those days. Alas, I had no dollar to send to find out if I could amass a Napoleon’s army. I did have a bunch of baby turtles but none lived for very long. 🙁

Kaiser Wilhelm

And I never acquired either the monkey and/or whatever other miniature critter was allegedly able to easily fit into a teacup. Shucks.

Mike Petraitis

Must have been a good seller as of 11:30 it is currently unavailable.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Mike Petraitis,

A fast seller on Day 1 does not necessarily an official good seller make until at least a few weeks have passed. There’s always the chance you’ll be reading about this medal in a Mint Sales Report down the road that includes which item had the biggest sales decline.

blade009

Amazing Its only a medal not even a coin, as bad as Littleton

Dazed and Coinfused

U.S. Air Force One-Ounce Silver Medal
Also a medal

TiredOfIdiots

Except the USAF medal is unlimited mintage, not limited to 75K. Was surprised a limited mintage medal didn’t have any household purchase limit.

It will be interesting to see what the actual mintage of the USAF ends up being, it may be “rarer” than this one.

Dazed and Coinfused

rarer, until they find 2 pallets of them in a janitor’s closet 5 years from now and sell on the shopping networks as a 2027 release of the 2022s and get a special slab for it, probably some sports figure or science fair winner to sign only 200 ever made labels. just seems it is all a marketing sham these days. i cant imagine having to try to order these from a mail in flyer found in a weekly newspaper. please send check or money order and self addressed stamped envelope to the mint. first come first serve. refunds will… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Reminds me of the cheesy bogus ads in the back of comic books in the 1950’s that promised you a monkey small enough to fit comfortably into a coffee cup for just $1 plus postage and handling.

Antonio

There are no sea monkeys?!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Well yes, but actually, no.

Some things are simply beyond ordinary human comprehension.

Dazed and Coinfused

hmmm. wonder if there will be a top gun label with a limited edition signed by tom cruise. even more limited would be a val kilmer signature

Kaiser Wilhelm

Dazed and Coinfused,

Even more limited would be an autograph by an F-14 Tomcat fuel handler.

Kaiser Wilhelm

TiredOfIdiots, That there was no HOL for this medal is unconscionable. It is appalling that the Mint would elect to do something as reprehensible as this that clearly worked to the extreme detriment of the ordinary and average collector. Instead it chose, for reasons known only to itself, to shift the entirety of the sales advantage toward the usual and typical favored assortment of dealers, buying clubs and flippers. This is exactly how the Mint time after time manages to erase everything it has previously done to demonstrate its intent to reform itself. Ventris has now shown a rather ugly… Read more »

Rich

But, Sir Kaiser, Ventris Gibson (no relation to Henry Gibson) had this to say today en route to the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money: …”I had a profound moment of clarity shortly after President Biden nominated me to serve as the U.S. Mint’s 40th Director. I was face-to-face with an opportunity to lead this historic agency — in a manner that reflects my personal core values of fairness, integrity, trust, accountability, credibility and transparency. I was looking at a perfect match.” Reference: Coin World, New Mint director sees her position as ‘an incredible opportunity’ (Published: Aug 18, 2022).

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Sorry, Good Sir Rich, Ms. Gibson was confused; what she really meant to say was she agreed with every one of the principles of the Mint’s long-time policy of shifty pro-reseller shenanigans and she knew that she was going to fit right in.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I’ve actually been inclined to let her do her stuff and show us what she’s really made of and what her true intentions are.

My sharp critique of her in that comment above was my knee jerk reaction to her putting that American Liberty Silver Medal up for sale with no HOL. That move got me temporarily very steamed and I opted to let some of that anger out for general principles.

Kaiser Wilhelm

The Mysteries of the Mint. Right up there with those of the Sphinx.

Kaiser Wilhelm

“Surprised” at there not being an HOL for this Medal is the least that I was!

Kaiser Wilhelm

blade009,

Nothing is as bad as Littleton. Going to them is like flushing your cash down the toilet.

Antonio

Have they got a deal for you.

Kaiser Wilhelm

And prime swampland property in the midst of the Everglades to go with it.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Oh, heck, wait a sec, Antonio. I just remembered a site that when it comes to coin sales is far more outrageous than Caffeine Mike Mezack, the Coin Vault and Littleton combined and squared. It’s called “etsy”, and they regularly sell perfectly common pocket change – cents, nickels, dimes and quarters – for anything from hundreds of dollars to five figure amounts per coin, I kid you not. I’ve never seen anything so immeasurably brazen elsewhere, so I’d say these shysters not only have less than zero scruples but also own the biggest chunk of chutzpa on the planet.

Antonio

Amuck, amuck, amuck.

Antonio

I thought Trump took care of the Swamp.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I’m not touching that one for all the orange makeup in Mar-a-Lago.

Rooster

He drained it and exposed them. It’s up to us to replace them.

Mike Petraitis

OK so how many people spend $75.00 a week on cigarettes and booze at the end of the week what do they have? My guess is they have bad habbit do the math which would you rather spend your money on?

Antonio

Coins!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yet, these aren’t coins.

Dazed and Coinfused

I thinknif they tried selling the 2017 gold coin for face value even Walmart and Popeyes workers wouldn’t accept it. 5 years and still under half the mintage to sell. Storage must be cheap. They would do better to melt them and make a LE gold morgan and peace set

Kaiser Wilhelm

Dazed and Coinfused,

I sure hope that isn’t referring to the American Liberty gold piece that won World’s Best Gold Coin at the 2018 Berlin numismatic fair.
If so, my old countrymen might have something to say about it…

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DOUG

I agree completely, having just received the the 2022 liberty medal, i just wish i had
bought more, great case

Rich

Right on, Mike! Old loves die hard.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Dependencies have a prodigious talent for disguising themselves as desires, which is one of the typically subtle ways they employ to maintain their hold.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Valid thought, Mike Petraitis, and one I’ve more than a few times mulled about in my head. Not too surprisingly though when the driving force behind those foolish expenses is addiction, common sense price calculations tend to go the way of the dodo bird.

sam tweedy

Don’t worry gang !!! Iron Mike Mezack has got plenty of Scary Eagle cheap medals for you !!!!ANACS !!! “JUST UNDERSTAND” Still the “KING” !!!!>>>>>>>>

Kaiser Wilhelm

sam “I am” tweedy,

Better late than never, here to offer us an alternate avenue if we failed to score today.

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Rich

SAM’S THE MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kaiser Wilhelm

He is, Good Sir Rich, our very own resident “Comment Hermit”. Sure it’s true he rarely leaves his secret abode, but when he does make an appearance it is in the spirit of good cheer and to bestow upon us some of that sam “I am” tweedy timely unmatched wisdom. Bravo!

mrpapageorgio

They had a limited supply available at the World’s Fair of Money today in Chicago. Had a posted limit of 5. Grabbed 2 and the Mint Director was there offering to sign the package/CoA of whatever you bought there.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Must have been rather exciting to be able to take part in that. Kudos on your coup!

East Coast Guru

I like the looks of the medal. Thank you for posting the live version of it. I am glad I bought one. I might need to start saving up for the gold one. Maybe in a few years I get the gold version unless another trinket or bauble catches my eye.

Kaiser Wilhelm

It is an interesting looking medal, East Coast Guru, and the only reason I remain ambivalent about it is that I don’t know if I really want to get into medals as such.

TiredOfIdiots

Already shipped out! That’s a change.

Gary Colon

Same here…shipped. I would have preferred this medal was a silver dollar “Liberty” however, it does complement the Gold Liberty Issue

Kaiser Wilhelm

Gary Colon,

Ditto for me, as I will always pick the coin over the medal. However, since we don’t make those decisions, what you see is what you get.

Kaiser Wilhelm

TiredOfIdiots,

The new super fast shipping routine is a big improvement and a welcome change.

Dazed and Coinfused

Well, it is the gubmint working with the gubmint, so the mint knows to ship fast before the post office raises rates again. If the PO made an inflation stamp it would have to be a self stick stamp since nobody with their ivy league degrees or bartenders certificate can lick it

Raccoon

Got the “Remind me” notice it’s available again to order. Wondering if there were cancellations or just stock left from the coin show sales. Put in order for one, glad it was back in stock.

Kaiser Wilhelm

You were one of the lucky ones, Raccoon; they’re gone again.

Rooster

They are currently available.

Thomas

Looks like there at 431 available as of 9:06am central time… They must have already sorted through accounts that payments did not come through… It seems they have done a better job in updating the websites ability to handle purchasing of products.

Rooster

Nice update.

Raccoon

appears to be unavailable again…

Kaiser Wilhelm

Raccoon,

These opportunities of a second chance for the average collector to buy from the Mint will continue to vanish almost as quickly as they appear until such time as the assorted mass buyers of these coins run into a significant slowdown or dead stop at the sales end of their operations.

Rooster

Got that for 99.95. I would still pay 175. Very nice medal. The 2016 American Liberty medal was 34.95 and a favorite of mine. Miss the mints old pricing. https://www.usmint.gov/coins/coin-medal-programs/medals/2016-american-liberty-silver

Rooster

Major D: Not sure when it changed but 116 is great. The 2016 had a household limit of 2 from each mint and sold out relatively quick.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rooster and Major D, The price of the 2019 American Liberty High Relief 2.5 ounce silver medal jumped from its original Mint release price of $99.95 to $175 at the time the Mint was in the process of drastically raising the prices of all of its silver items. I believe this was around the time that the 3 inch bronze medals were being quadrupled in price from $39.95 to $160 each. It seems that the Mint didn’t want to be in the position of having gotten left behind by all the varieties of private sector grifters in pursuit of price… Read more »

Mike Petraitis

Available again at 10;30 Saturday morning.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,

I think these are from a combination of credit card order failures and the Mint’s presses still punching them out as needed.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,

It will be interesting to see where this goes and when it ends.

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TiredOfIdiots

Mine arrived yesterday; one had spots (like those left behind by soap bubbles) on the obverse field and is on its way back for replacement/refund.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Milk spots right from the get-go, or…? Sorry to hear that happened to you.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,

That would seem to be somewhat remiss of them and rather uncharacteristic.